I’ve long been a fan of ASCII-art – old-time computer art made with characters from the basic ASCII letterset that all computers share. I used to include little ASCII-art drawings in my email sigs, but nowadays you never know who still reads their email in a fixed-width font (which ASCII-art requires). Even tiny one-line ASCII drawings, which don’t require the vertical alignment of fixed-width type, can look crappy with the wrong font. And more than a very basic footbike, like O\_o, which most people wouldn’t recognize, is impossible, although in HTML (which goes beyond ASCII) it’s barely possible: Õ\_ø. (But HTML in email is bad.)
But a big
drawing (lettering? a form of calligraphy?) is pretty easy, although to share it a graphic screen-dump is the safest way. Here’s the full version of the above image.